Lake Como

lake in Lombardy, Italy

Lake Como (Italian: Lago di Como) is a glacial lake in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 square kilometres (56 sq mi). It is the third largest lake in Italy (after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore).

Lake Como
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Panoramic view of Lake Como with Grigna Mountains and Bellagio
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LocationLombardy, Italy
Coordinates46°00′N 9°16′E / 46.000°N 9.267°E / 46.000; 9.267Coordinates: 46°00′N 9°16′E / 46.000°N 9.267°E / 46.000; 9.267
Primary inflowsAdda River, Mera River
Primary outflowsAdda River
Catchment area4,509 km2 (1,741 sq mi) [1]
Basin countriesItaly, Switzerland
Max. length46 km (29 mi)
Max. width4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Surface area146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Average depth154 m (505 ft)[1]
Max. depth425 m (1,394 ft)
Water volume22.5 km3 (5.4 cu mi)
Residence time5.5 years [1]
Surface elevation198 m (650 ft)[1]
IslandsIsola Comacina
SettlementsComo, Lecco

Some of the towns and villages on the shores of Lake Como are Como, Lierna, Lecco, Bellagio, Mandello del Lario, and Lenno.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Laghi italiani". Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia. Archived from the original on 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2006-11-17.

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